West Belfast security alert causing significant disruption - Flynn
Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn has said residents are rightly frustrated at the ongoing security alert at Upper Dunmurry Lane and Old Golf Course Road which has caused significant disruption and forced residents to be evacuated from their homes overnight.
The West Belfast MLA said:
“This ongoing security alert at Upper Dunmurry Lane and Old Golf Course Road has caused major disruption and inconvenience for the local community.
“Residents are understandably angry and frustrated - people have been evacuated from their homes two weeks before Christmas and schools and roads have been closed.
“People struggled to get medication and pets from their homes, thankfully this was facilitated to a certain extent by the PSNI and local Sinn Féin representatives.
“I strongly condemn those responsible for ringing in this suspicious device and causing this major disruption.
Sinn Féin Councillor Charlene O’Hara added:
“The PSNI informed me this morning that the security alert continues, but the safety of the local community is paramount and they hope to have the alert ended swiftly.
“It’s crucial the police inform and update residents and local representatives as a matter of urgency as people need to know if they can return to their homes.
“I would appeal to any residents who need help or assistance to contact me or any local Sinn Féin representative.”